Because the first years of a child’s life are of critical importance to their success, HCZ created the Three-Year-Old Journey program in 2004 to continue the parenting skills training begun by The Baby College® and The Baby College® GRADS.
This 12-week program meets on Saturday mornings at one of our Promise Academy® charter schools. Parents participate in workshops, where they discuss discipline, developmental milestones, and age-appropriate activities to foster early literacy. Meanwhile, their three-year-olds play together in small and large groups under the guidance of trained staff, learning socialization skills and having fun singing, doing arts and crafts, and listening to stories.
Like The Baby College and GRADS, the Three-Year-Old Journey builds a sense of community among its participants. In time, they get to know other families in the neighborhood, begin to schedule local play dates, and embark on their child-raising journey together.